Change the first five years. Change everything.

Ensuring Children are safe, healthy, and ready for kindergarten.

The Community Partnership for Children (CPC) is grounded in the knowledge that all children’s experiences during their first five years are critical to their later success in school, the workforce and everyday life.  In fact, up to 90% of a child’s brain development occurs before age five.  The foundations for language development, cognitive skills and the ability to develop positive social relationships are established during this time.



Support the Community Partnership for Children

There’s no better return on investment than the feeling you’ll get from knowing you’ve made a difference in a child’s life. Your contribution can uplift a child, your community and your own well-being. There are many ways you can contribute to the CPC. First learn about our goals and needs, and then decide where your strengths, talents or financial contribution may be best utilized.



About the Brown County CPC

The Community Partnership for Children’s mission is to ensure that all children in our community are safe, healthy and ready for kindergarten.



Family Resources

Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. This section of the website is designed to help families with young children easily find information on local programming, child development and parenting tips. There are also links to the human service agencies and organizations participating in the Community Partnership for Children.

The Community Partnership for Children brings together many local programs and services, starting prenatally and at birth. The following services are referred to as the “gateway” to the CPC’s system of care.

  • Welcome Baby Visits:All Brown County parents with newborns receive a Welcome Baby Visit prenatally or at the hospital. These visits provide information on community resources and include a free birth-to-age-five growth chart, baby rhymes booklet and more. For more information, call 920-436-4416, extension 124.
  • In-Home Visits:Free home visiting programs give parents and children the opportunity to receive guidance from child development experts in their own home during convenient times. For more information, call 2-1-1.
  • Parent Support Classes: Free multi-week classes are offered for parents and other caregivers on various topics ranging from nutrition, discipline, bonding, developmental milestones and more. For more information, call 2-1-1.
  • Playgroups: Meet other families with young children and participate in fun, free play activities and story times.
  • Wraparound Services: Personalized referrals to many other community resources are available, based on each family’s needs and strengths.

Born Learning

The Community Partnership for Children actively participates in the Born Learning campaign, a nationwide effort to spread the word about simple ways parents and other caregivers can help children learn and grow. Learn more…


When you have an immediate question or problem, these free hotlines are available to help.

When you have an immediate question or problem, these free hotlines are available to help.

  • 2-1-1: Call this free, confidential hotline for information from certified call specialists on thousands of Brown County services and programs. Visit to search the 2-1-1 database.
  • Parenting “Warm Line” Call Family & Childcare Resources at 920-432-8899 Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 4:30pm and Friday 8:00 – noon to speak with parent educators. All calls are returned within 24 hours, if not answered immediately.
  • The Crisis Center of Family Services: provides face-to-face professional, short-term counseling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people of all ages, as well as professional crisis counseling over the phone, 24/7.






For More Information

Please email Jill Sobieck or call 920.593.4764